Scientific Blogging fave Greg Critser has a new book out, Eternity Soup: Inside The Quest To End Aging(available at fine retailers everywhere, or at that link if you want us to make a nickel) and in celebration he has put together a short quiz to find out what you know.

This is a science site so, unlike most people, we love tests!   But this is just for fun.  Getting answers wrong will not shorten your life expectancy nor will getting them all right guarantee a long and happy existence, but Greg is going to send a free copy of the book to the first person to get them all correct.

Eternity Soup Aging Quiz

Or if you don't want to take the quiz yet you can just read the questions below and try your best to Google the answers first.   But if you haven't read the book it will be difficult.

1. The chances of a child born after 2000 to live 100 years or more is:

a. 10%  
b. 50% but only if you make more than $100,000 a year 
d. 60% but only if you make more than $100, 000 a year and buy him that new version of X Box 
e. 0%

2. Caloric restriction will make you:

a. Cold 
b. Uninterested in sex
c. Peevish
d. Unexpectedly mug and rob the pizza delivery guy
e. all of the above

3. The most important discovery in the science of aging was made:

a. By two Harvard scientists working on the effects of red wine extract 
b. By a lone veterinarian who studied fish and rats on diets
c. By Larry King testing the anti-aging effects of “Poopy the Clown” makeup 
d. By a lone physician who gave old people injections of growth hormone

4. Caloric restriction will make you live longer:

a. if you are a mouse
b. if you are a fruit fly
c. if you are worm
d. if you are a human who simply wants to feel like you are living forever
e. all of the above 
f. none of the above

5. Cicero, the great Roman statesman and orator, once said:

a. That we should treat aging “as a disease”
b. That Marcus Aurelius “is, in veritas, really looking rather long in the tooth of late”
c. That we should treat aging as something “that is really nasty.”
d. All of the above
e. None of the above
f. A and C

4. Silvio Berlusconi, the 74- year old prime minister of Italy: 
silvio berlusconi

a. Employs an anti-aging doctor as a cabinet level minister
b. Attributes his sexual dynamism to anti-aging medical advice “and a little gabigol on the side”
c. Underwrites olive oil advertising at anti-aging trade shows
d. Once publically “mounted” a female police officer from behind to display his ageless vigor
e. All of the above
f. None of the above

7. You are most likely to retain good memory and a healthy brain if you…

a. floss every day
b. exercise a lot
c. do jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles
d. have a college degree a lot of salmon and flax seed oil
f. have a lot of kinky sex

8. Anti-aging doctors say that this chart …

testosterone levels by decade

a. Shows that worldwide testosterone levels have become incredibly flaccid 
b. Indicates the amount that traditional medicine invests in aging cures
c. Illustrates what happens when you do not take anti-aging medical advice
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

9. Growth hormone likely has its greatest effect on:

a. Body fat levels
b. Cholesterol levels
c. Muscle tone
d. The size of your thighs
e. The size of your wallet

10. This man…

Robert Goldman World Record 321 Consecutive Handstand Pushups

a. Attributes his athletic prowess to CoEnzyme Q and Vitamin B
b. Is 75years old
c. Holds the world’s record for one-arm pushups and founded the modern anti-aging movement
d. Is Sarah Palin’s new son-in-law and personal trainer
e. Really, really wants to get on Oprah

11. Two years ago the pharmaceutical giant Glaxo spent $750 million on a potential anti-aging compound that:

a. Is based on extract of grapes
b. Counteracts the long-known aging gene known as fekkata1
c. Turns out only to work on fat mice
d. Might be a cure for diabetes
e. Might be a cure for hemorrhoids
f.  None of the above
g. 1, 2, and 4
h. 1,3,4

12. By 2050, the social security and health care burden in the US will demand that:

a. The retirement age be moved to 90
b. The retirement age be moved to 72
c. We move to Italy and live in one of Silvio Berlusconi’s “Bonk-a until-a you drop-a” homes
d. None of the above